Be not Bitter
Does the Church turn God's Word to bitterness against the Elect in tribulation?
BITTER: LYING WORDS OF FALSE GOSPELS IN TRIBULATION?
Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Ps 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
Ro 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Hab 1:6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Jas 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Pr 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
La 1:4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
La 3:15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
SWEET: ELECT FINDING SALVATION AT THE REVELATION OF CHRIST?
2Co 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
Jas 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
Pr 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Am 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
Am 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Am 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Eze 20:41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
THE LITTLE BOOK OPEN: REVELATION OF CHRIST?
Re 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Re 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly <2836> was bitter.
Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly <2836> shall flow rivers of living water.
Ac 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb <2836>, who never had walked:
Ro 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly <2836>; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Re 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Re 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Re 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Eze 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
Ps 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Pr 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pr 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Pr 27:7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Bitterness or being bitter appears to relate to the church in tribulation. This would be where false prophets destroy the body of Christ with lying words. But because God had also promised to bring back the captivity of His people, the sweet odor of the gospel is once again in evidence as Christ is revealed to the Elect.